ISLAMABAD: The government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against the judgement striking down the Contempt of Court Act, 2012.
A decision to file the review petition was made after President Asif Ali Zardari met with coalition partners and Law Minister Farooq Naek last Sunday.
On August 3, a five-member bench, led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, declared COCA null and void– a clear declaration that the court has the right to hold anyone in contempt, regardless of their office.
In response to the decision, President Asif Ali Zardari had met with his legal experts to discuss options to save his second prime minster from being dismissed, as there is no legal immunity for him in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.
Earlier, government sources siad that they would file review petitions in the next two days.